Enrollment Near All-Time High at University of Manitoba

Sep 10, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Population at Manitoba’s “third largest city” exceeds 30,000 with return of students to campus 

First-day numbers have shown that enrolment at the University of Manitoba for the 2011-12 academic year is 27,992, an increase of 1.5 per cent from Fall Term 2010, up from 27,540 students last year at this time. This fall’s first-day enrolment is only 21 students short of an all-time record of 28,013, set in 2005. This fall’s increase follows a one per cent increase in 2010-11. 

Full-time enrolment increased from 22,847 students to 23,257 students, while part-time enrolment is unchanged. 

David Barnard

“It’s exciting to see almost 28,000 students arriving to the university this year, especially since the infrastructure on our campuses is being transformed –  in ways designed to better serve this growing student population,” said David Barnard, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manitoba. 

Undergraduate enrolment increased by 1.2 per cent, from 23,951 students in Fall Term 2010 to 24,236 students in Fall Term 2011. The largest increase was in the Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, up 14.2 per cent. Science, Arts and several other faculties also showed increases. 

Comparisons among units should be made with caution, as there have been program and admission changes.  For example, Physical Therapy is transitioning to a graduate program, resulting in fewer undergraduate students in Medical Rehabilitation.  

These 27,992 students enrolled at the University of Manitoba this fall represent 70 per cent of Manitoba’s full-time-equivalent university students, and about 50 per cent of the province’s post-secondary students overall. 

Graduate enrolment increased significantly by 4.2 per cent, from 3,083 students in 2010-11 to 3,211 in 2011-12. This more than regains ground lost last year when there was a drop of 1.7 per cent. 

University 1 enrolment remained stable this year, at 6,766 students, about the same as last year. 

Credit hours have decreased very slightly by 0.3 per cent, from 280,099 in Fall Term 2010 to 279,342 in Fall Term 2011. However, adjusting for the program change in Physical Therapy as noted above, credit hours would be at the same level as last year.  

International enrolment increased significantly,16 per cent, from 2,274 students in Fall Term 2010 to 2,638 students in Fall Term 2011. The increase was reflected at both the undergraduate and graduate level. International undergraduates increased by 16.1 per cent and graduates by17.5 per cent. International students now make up 9.4 per cent of the University of Manitoba student population. At this time last year they made up 8.3 per cent of university students. 

For more information please contact John Danakas, Director of Marketing Communications Office, at 204-474-8551, 

Or Sean Moore, Marketing Communications Office, at 204-474-7963.

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